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Are you interested in becoming a patient advocate?

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When we are ill, we may need to advocate and speak out for ourselves or others.


Some people use their patient experience to advocate for their community, a particular issue or themselves. The latter, many find we have to do on a regular basis - research, speak out, speak up, ask questions etc.

In my latest podcast interview for "Cancer and You" I speak with patient advocate Siobhán Freeney. She has been treated for breast cancer before and now advocates to raise awareness about the impact of dense breasts on mammograms. In our conversation we talk about that, as well as about her path to becoming an advocate and her top tips for you, if you are interested.

You can listen to the whole conversation or fast-forward to the advocacy section:

Part 1 (first 18 minutes): Breast density matters – whether you have breast cancer or not! Because breast density can make it hard for tumours to show up on mammograms. Siobhán explains why, and how to get the information you need.

Part 2 (18 minutes onwards): How do you get into advocacy – for yourself or others? Siobhán shares with us her personal path and top tips.

Here is the link to the podcast.

I hope you will find it of use.

Best wishes.


Karin Sieger
Psychotherapist | Cancer Counsellor  | Reg. MBACP (Accred)

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